The idea of sustainable development

  title={The idea of sustainable development},
  author={Partha Dasgupta},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
  • P. Dasgupta
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Sustainability Science
In this lecture, I demonstrate how very different macroeconomic history begins to look if Nature is included as a capital asset in production activities. The tentative conclusions I draw from the evidence are: (1) high population growth in the world’s poorest regions (South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa) has been an obstacle to the achievement of sustainable economic development there; relatedly, (2) when population growth is taken into account, the accumulation of manufactured capital, knowledge… Expand

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